As Per the Young Theatre, which she was a veteran member of, renowned Ukrainian actress Oksana Shvets was murdered in a Russian missile strike on a residential complex in Kyiv. Oksana died at the age of 67, according to reports. On Thursday, the artist’s death was announced by the Young Theatre, a Ukrainian theatre production group. Since 1980, Oksana Shvets had been a part of the Young Theater group. Over the course of five decades, Oksana Shvets has appeared in numerous films making her part of the film industry as a veteran.
“During the rocket shelling of a residential building in Kyiv a well-deserved artist of Ukraine Oksana Shvets was killed. Bright memory to the talented actress,” her company, the Young Theater, said in an official release, verifying Ms Oksana’s death. Oksana Shvets had been engaged in theater and cinema for decades, and her achievements have earned her one amongst Ukraine’s greatest awards, the designation of ‘Honoured Artiste of Ukraine.’ Those most outstanding performing artists in the nation are honoured with this honour and Oksana was one of them. The Young Theatre professed “irreversible anguish” at Oksana Shvets’ death in a release, while detailing how the artist was killed.
Since February 24, Moscow initiated an armed intervention in Ukraine in accordance to separatist provinces of Donetsk and Luhansk’s calls for aid in battling Ukrainian soldiers’ aggression. Russia claims that the special operation is directed solely against Ukrainian military installations. Additionally, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights estimates that over 600 citizens have died so far and over 1,000 have been wounded in Ukraine ever since the conflict erupted.